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Norstead Viking Village

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Go there if you want to see the ship

Norstead offers slightly other things than the National Historic Viking site - they have a nice... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Heikki P
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Full of history!

This village was a complete surprise to me. Very well laid out and full of history. The employees... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Leightan
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L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Norstead offers slightly other things than the National Historic Viking site - they have a nice replica ship and a church. On quiet days it is ... quiet there, but the guides keep you busy.

Thank Heikki P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This village was a complete surprise to me. Very well laid out and full of history. The employees take their jobs seriously and are extremely knowledgeably. I highly recommend this attraction for everyone.

Thank Leightan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To be honest, this village had very little to offer over L'anse aux Meadows Historic Site. We found the the staff to be far less knowledgeable than the staff at the historical site. The only reason I would not rate this lower is due to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to National Park first with an amazing guided tour which meant that Norstead fell a little flat for us. It was a slow day so might have made it harder to have it more exciting. The people that worked there played the part...More

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was told there were a lot of actors here on the site, where the "replica" Viking ship sailed from Greenland to L'Anse Aux Meadows. There were a few doing some knitting, and some to explain the boat, but there wasn't a lot of interaction,...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is a replica Norse village, but although across the road from the National Historic Site of L'Anse aux Meadows, Norstead is not representative of the buildings that would have been built here in Newfoundland, but rather a village in Scandinavia. Of particular interest is...More

Thank CGMo3
Denecka B, Manager at Norstead Viking Village, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank-You for your review, its always nice to hear about our visitors experience.

Reviewed 22 July 2018

Take the informative 45 min tour but try to see the exhibit first, including the 17 min film. The display does include some indigenous history as well. Amazing discoveries made here. Before we left for Nfld, someone had mentioned that the village was a bit...More

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Denecka B, Manager at Norstead Viking Village, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank-You for your review, Norstead is a wonderful site and we are very proud of what we have to offer.

Reviewed 20 July 2018

after our long road trip across newfoundland we visited the viking site at l'anse au meadows but no way could we miss this place out! Norstead is first and foremost a reconstruction of a norse trading outpost with a church smithy and a fantastic longhouse...More

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Denecka B, Manager at Norstead Viking Village, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank- You Its always nice to hear about our visitors experience, we are glad you dropped by for a visit.

Reviewed 17 July 2018

The whole set up is well-done, but the best part was the guided tour by Clayton. He still lives next to the site and as a kids played on these mysterious mounds. He injected loads of history and personal accounts of the area. As with...More

Thank Jimthefriar
Denecka B, Manager at Norstead Viking Village, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Clayton works at the L'Anse aux Meadows site and not Norstead Village but its nice to hear you enjoyed your tour.

Reviewed 12 July 2018

Very impresive site with deep historic roots. It reminded us of Pingvellilir in Iceland we had vistied several years ago.

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Denecka B, Manager at Norstead Viking Village, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank-You for your review

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DianneM497
10 August 2018|
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Response from DeneckaB1 | Property representative |
Good Day, Norstead is a non-profit site, we do receive a little funding from the government, but the majority of our income comes from visitors that's visits Norstead.
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janette14
25 August 2015|
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Response from Iuliana P | Reviewed this property |
You can contact Norstead Village Inc. in L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland at Toll Free: 1-877-620-2828.
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